Pajarita wrote:Yes, but with humans, sometimes the only reward is the mental stimulation -as in people who do crossword puzzles, for example, or people who go to school for no other reason that they like to learn whereas parrots don't seem to be like that, for them, there has to be a reward that brings them actual physical pleasure and not just intellectual stimulation.
Pajarita wrote:Navre wrote:We give them foraging toys because they seem to enjoy, or otherwise benefit from the mental stimulation. I don't see why the same wouldn't be true of other training.
But, John, a foraging toy is nothing but a puzzle that, if it is solved, will provide a food reward so it's not the mental stimulation that does it for them but what we hide inside the toy.
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